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Here are some poems literary--or not so very.

ON READING BILLY COLLINS' "THE TROUBLE WITH POETRY"

 

Poems
inspire poets
to write poems--forsooth--
Sorcerer's Apprentice! Ain't it
the truth--
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RELAX I'M ONLY KIDDING

 

I love
you, but your snores
keep me from sleep's embrace.
Awake, I dream of pillows on
your face.
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QUESTION

 

If coincidences never occur,
what do we have a name for 'em fer?
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HAIKU TIMES TWO

 

fledgling robin stalks
a silent, frazzled parent:
more more more more more

 

mid-day half moon floats
among white frothy cloudlets;
thunder spoils the mood
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DIVISION STREET

 

Outside Grandma's house:
a porch swing airplane
a shaded hammock aka a ship
cedar tree lookout towers
sweet chill water fountain
barn, playhouse, greenhouse
two goldfish ponds
many, many flowers

 

Inside Grandma's house:
dining table strewn with paper dolls
radio turned low to Stella Dallas
Penrod, Honeybunch, the Bobbsey twins
player piano galloping for hours
a dim, mysterious basement
a dim, mysterious attic
many, many flowers

 

That was then. Now strangers fill the spaces.
two very vocal dogs
children whose favorite sport is whine
parents whose voices carry
who curse instead of sing
clutter discord noise

 

Upstairs:
the ghost of Grandma Susie
rocking in the ghost of her upholstered chair
listening to the roar
shakes her opalescent head and sighs
Don't show me any more.
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